National Association of Professional Women Inducts Mary Hasbah Roessel, M.D., Psychiatrist at La Familia Medical Center, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Mary Hasbah Roessel selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I'm pleased to recognize Mary with this important honor,. Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Mary Hasbah Roessel as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. NAPW is the nation's leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

"I'm pleased to recognize Mary with this important honor," said NAPW President Star Jones. "Her perseverance, work ethic and leadership qualities are an inspiration to all women."

Mary Hasbah Roessel is a Psychiatrist at La Familia Medical Center at Santa Fe Hospital. She has the distinction of being the first person from her Navajo community to attend medical school and become a doctor. She received her M.D. in Psychiatry from the University of Minnesota and is currently involved with the American Psychiatric Association and the Association for American Indian Psychiatry.

"As a Native American Psychiatrist, I understand the psychological, social, emotional and cultural issues confronting Native patients," said Dr. Hasbah Roessel. She offers to "bridge the unfamiliar world of orthodox medicine and the community practices of American Indian communities to deliver healthcare in a compassionate and comprehensible way."

Dr. Roesseles rich ethnic background is the reason for her current success as a cultural Psychiatrist. Her grandfather was a Native American healer whose friendship with Dr. Karl Menninger, a psychiatrist and family friend helped to bridge the gap between the two cultures. Their friendship was the inspiration that led Dr. Hasbah Roussel to the understanding that it was possible for both cultures to complement each other.

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